I know there is plenty of artistic inspiration close to home but it seems that I have a harder time "seeing" until I leave my familiar surroundings. My recent trip to Whidbey Island was full of wonderful eye, and camera, candy. The Deception Pass Bridge was half enveloped in fog the day I was there. I loved these two images that make it look like a "bridge to nowhere".
It was that time of year when the sun would be out in one place but then not only a few hundred yards away. There was that sort of cloudy bright lighting that made everything look more dramatic. I took a couple pictures of fields that seem like they could be good quilt inspiration some day.
Of course, the madrone trees, which grow so well there, always add drama with their peeling bark and warm colors.